SELF Asked 60 Random People To "Do a Plié." Here's What Happened.

May 16, 2018

We all know that the general population’s knowledge of ballet is sometimes…a bit skewed. (See: people touching their fingertips to the top of their head, and Kendall Jenner hopping around at the barre.)

Would your average Joe know how to do ballet’s most basic step: a plié? Or, more to the point, even know what it is?

decided to find out.

The health and wellness website gathered 60 random people and only gave them one simple instruction: Do a plié. Here’s what happened:

Our favorite? The guy who says, “It probably involves a jump of some kind.”

Fortunately, the School of American Ballet’s Kay Mazzo steps in to show everyone how it’s actually done.